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January 2018

Winter Wisdom Lecture Series: The Art of Acadia

January 24 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Morrell Room at Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant Street
Brunswick, ME 04011 United States
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A historical survey of the arts and artists of the Acadia region. This talk will include the role of the visual arts in the American Conservation movement and connecting threads to both the art and conservation of the Katahdin region as well.  David Little received his B.A. degree summa cum laude from Southampton College in 1974; his M.A. degree in 1975 and M.F.A. degree in 1976 from the University of Iowa. He attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1981…

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Dementia Conversations with The Alzheimer’s Association

January 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Maine Lodge, 30 Governors Way
Topsham, ME 04086 United States
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When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. Often, conversations with family about changing behaviors can be challenging and uncomfortable. This program provides tips for breaking the ice with your family so you can address some of the most common issues that are difficult to discuss: going to the doctor for a diagnosis or medical treatment, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans for future care. 

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February 2018

Chef’s Special Luncheon and Chocolate Tasting

February 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Maine Lodge, Sebasco Dining Room, 30 Governors Way
Topsham, ME
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Indulge your sweet tooth! Join Executive Chef and Director of Dining Services Chris Toole for a special three-course tasting menu he and Wilbur's of Maine are preparing just for this luncheon. Come find out why he won Spectrum Generation’s Celebrity Chef Challenge twice. It’s a great chance for you to sample the flavor of life in The Highlands. Tours of the Maine Lodge will follow.

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Winter Wisdom Lecture Series: IONA: The Sacred Isle of Scotland

February 7 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Morrell Room at Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant Street
Brunswick, ME 04011 United States
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A historical overview of the island and rebuilding of the 10th century abbey there, as well as current day life in that community. Our presenters are experienced visitors to the island and well acquainted with that community as well as progress toward the restoration of the abbey. The Rev Robert Ives received his B.A. degree from Bowdoin (1969), and his M.Div. from the University of Edinburgh – Scotland in 1973. In 1993-1994 he did post-graduate work at the University of St. Andrews. After a…

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Winter Wisdom Lecture Series: Longfellow Days: The Charm of Reading & Rereading

February 14 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Morrell Room at Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant Street
Brunswick, ME 04011 United States
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Perhaps you’ve been fortunate to hear Bowdoin professor Tricia Welsch speak eloquently about film. This time, as part of Longfellow Days’ 2018 season on nostalgia, she will share a preview of her upcoming book, Loose Leaves, on a lifetime of reading, with today’s talk focusing on adult rereading of childhood favorites.

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